Roger Ailes’ Son: ‘He Considered How Much Certain People Hated Him As a Measure of Success’

By Chris Ariens 

Sean Hannity, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bill Hemmer, Douglas Kennedy and his mother Ethel, Laura Ingraham, and Rush Limbaugh were among those attending Roger Ailes‘ funeral Saturday at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Palm Beach, Fl.

“I loved my father,” Ailes’ 17-year-old son, Zachary, told Lifezette, which covered the funeral. “He considered how much certain people hated him as a measure of success.”

“I want all the people who betrayed my father to know that I’m coming after them, and hell is coming with me,” the younger Ailes said during the funeral service.

Roger Ailes died last Thursday a week after after falling at his Palm Beach home and slipping into a coma. At the time of his death, Ailes was still dogged by sexual harassment lawsuits. He departed the network he founded, and ran for 20 years, last July. According to Lifezette:

Longtime personality Kimberly Guilfoyle remembered Ailes as a “champion of women.”

Hannity read a psalm during the ceremony, telling the Daily Mail afterward that “I wouldn’t be what I am today without Roger.”

“[Ailes] took me as a local radio host in Atlanta and gave me the opportunity of a lifetime,” Hannity added. “He saw things in people that no one else would see. He is an American patriot of the highest level.”